The Dragonspine mountains are a range of dangerous peaks that bisect the southwest region of the Moonsea from the northeast. In spite of this, they provide many valuable raw resources. Red and white dragons are known to lair in the higher peaks., goblins, orcs and giants once fill the lower areas and valleys, but due to the events that razed Zhentil Keep and destoryed the Citadel of the Raven also cleared most of the lower area openning the region for Barbarians tribes from the ride to take there place. The area between Phlan and the mountains are simply known as the plains of Phlan and are sparely populated mainly with farms, ranches, simple towns or light forests. Although few towns dare to call such a dangerous region home a rare few such as Precliff have been known to do so mainly thru either alliances with the dwarf clans who make there home in the mountains, paying tribute to barbarians tribes for protection or by keeping themselves very small in hopes of not attracting attention. These towns however are almost always in danger of being wiped out or razed.